Toledo’s Logan Woodside was named the MAC West Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Cincinnati. From MAC-Sports.com:
Sophomore quarterback Logan Woodside (Frankfort, Ky.) completed 27-of-40 passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns in a 58-34 loss at Cincinnati. Woodside set career highs with his 27 completions, 40 attempts, 322 yards passing and three scores and also completed passes to eight different receivers.
Congrats to Logan on being recognized for this performance on the field. For the full list of MAC Player of Week athletes, head over here.
The Rockets rallied in the second half of the game, but came up short and fell to the Bearcats in this match. Straight from UTRockets.com:
Cincinnati (1-0) scored touchdowns on its first six possessions, building leads of 34-0 and 41-7 in the first half. Toledo did not quit, though, cutting the lead to 41-34 early in the fourth quarter. But the Bearcats put the game away with a touchdown and a field goal midway through the fourth quarter.
Both teams rolled up more than 500 yards of offense, with the Rockets totaling 563 yards and Cincinnati putting up 584.
The Rockets (1-2) were led by sophomore QB Logan Woodside, who connected on 27-of-40 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore Kareem Hunt led the rushing attack with 101 yards, all in the first half, while sophomore Corey Jones caught 11 passes for 93 yards and one touchdown.
The Rockets begin MAC play this Saturday against Ball State.
Our third game of the season features a matchup against American Athletic Conference foe, Cincinnati. We had a chance to do an email Q&A session with the Cincinnati blog, Down The Drive. Matt was kind enough to answer our questions so read below the fold to find get his take on their matchup with Toledo and how they see things in the Queen City.
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It’s time for the next installment of the MAC Blogger Roundtable. Each week one MAC blog posses questions to the other blogs and gathers the answers into a digest post. This gives us a chance to get the skinny from many different bloggers’/teams’ perspective and better understand the issues facing other teams on a weekly basis. This week’s questions are from the BGSU blog, Falcon Blog.
Below the fold you’ll find the questions that were posed to us and our answers, so read on…
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Congratulations go out to Detmer for being named the MAC WEST Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Missouri last weekend.
Straight from UTRockets.com:
This is the seventh time in Detmer’s career that he has been honored by the MAC as player of the week. Detmer was a first-team All-MAC pick in 2013 and was named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year.
Good to see UT players getting conference recognition for their performance and representing the program well. Congrats again to Detmer.
The #24 ranked Missouri Tigers were more than the Rockets could handle on Saturday and walked away with the victory in the Glass Bowl. From UTRockets.com:
Sophomore Kareem Hunt rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn’t enough for Toledo to match No. 24 Missouri, as the Tigers defeated the Rockets 49-24 at the Glass Bowl Saturday afternoon.
To make matters worse for Toledo, UT junior quarterback Phillip Ely went down with a knee injury in the third quarter. Ely was helped off the field and taken to the locker room. Toledo head coach Matt Campbell said Ely was still being evaluated and his status for next week should be determined by Monday. Ely finished 17-of-34 for 204 yards and one interception.
The latest on Ely’s injury:
Junior quarterback Phillip Ely will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to a knee injury he suffered vs. Missouri on Sept. 6. Ely was hit on a 10-yard gain late in the third quarter. He returned to the huddle but then collapsed on the next play when his knee gave way as he planted his right foot to make a pass. Campbell said the Ely will likely have surgery in the near future. Sophomore Logan Woodside and redshirt freshman Michael Julian will compete for the starting job in practice this week, according to Campbell.
This is troubling news for a team that was gelling well under Ely’s direction. The Rockets will travel to Cincinnati on Friday night to take on the Bearcats at Paul Brown Stadium.